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bellenseb

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Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« on: March 08, 2004, 05:43:00 pm »
Just got an email that Now! is closing.
 
 They were great back in Clarendon but things got pretty sad in Old Town...big, dark and empty. At this point it was clearly time to go.
 
 So, let's all reminisce about Now!

kosmo vinyl

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2004, 05:52:00 pm »
Now was a great store to visit in Clarendon and I only went to the Old Town store once.  Didn't even make it to store when it was out briefly near Seven Corners.
 
 They use to have great in stores in Clarendon.  Saw some great shows there... Charming, Devon Green, Swearing at Motorists, Phaser etc.
 
 But my favorite show was when Anne Summers showed up dressed in track suits and preceeded to do all lounge versions of their songs while acting like New Jersey tough guys.  It was hilarous
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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2004, 05:55:00 pm »
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Originally posted by kosmo vinyl:
 Swearing at Motorists
would you recommend their recorded material, I have heard a lot about them, but never went as far as picking up an album

kosmo vinyl

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2004, 06:01:00 pm »
it's been awhile since i've listen to their stuff, but from what i recall it was pretty primal guitar and drums duo stuff.
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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2004, 10:38:00 pm »
Too bad about Now! Music and Fashion. The location in Old Town was terrible. It was upstairs over a McDonalds in a really depressing building. The Clarendon location was great, near Iota and Galaxy Hut in a neighboorhood where a lot of music people live and hang out. Your average Old Town resident on the other hand had no interest in what Now! Music and Fashion sold.

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2004, 10:41:00 pm »
doesn't the bloke from metropolitan work there....................?
 
 oh dear what's he going to do without the day job?  ;)

bellenseb

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2004, 10:53:00 pm »
Yeah, I have fond memories of Clarendon, seeing Will Oldham and True Love Always play there, making good finds in the used bin, seeing shows in the park across the street. Shame they couldn't make the rent there...it really felt fun and integrated into a "scene" whearas the other two locations were just depressing.
 
 I forgot to post it before but here's the farewell info and news about their GOOB sale.
 
 Dear loyal customers and friends of Now,
 >
 >After over 4 years in business, the owners of Now! Music and Fashion
 >have decided to close permanently, so we can move on and pursue
 >other opportunities. We've had a blast talking to you about music,
 >putting on instore performances, and participating in the local
 >community. But the best thing about running a record store has been
 >the opportunity to meet you. Many thanks to our loyal customers and
 >friends we've made along the way.
 >
 >We will be having a going-out-of-business sale beginning this
 >weekend. All clothing and music (except consignments and bargain bin
 >stuff) will be on sale for 30% off the regular price! We still have
 >a great collection of cool vintage clothes, including pieces we
 >acquired on our latest buying trip to NYC, and lots of new and used
 >cds and vinyl. There are some especially good finds in our used cd
 >section, a steal at these prices. But hurry, because we will be
 >accepting offers from other shops to buy our merchandise in bulk
 >quantities, and the best items are sure to go fast. Everything must
 >go, as they say, so don't wait until it's too late!
 >
 >Obviously, we are no longer purchasing used items from customers,
 >but if you have an outstanding store credit or gift certificate,
 >come and use it right away. If you have consignments in the store,
 >we will be pulling your product off the floor immediately so we can
 >return these to you when you stop by to get it soon.
 >
 >During our liquidation, we will have truncated store hours:
 >
 >Monday ‚?? Wednesday: CLOSED
 >
 >Thursday ‚?? Saturday: 12 ‚?? 8
 >
 >Sunday: 12 ‚?? 6
 >
 >We welcome any assistance you may offer to help us close down and
 >liquidate efficiently. If you'd like to purchase racks and fixtures,
 >or help with hauling junk in the final days, or even if you can
 >offer free professional advice in liquidation or related legal
 >matters, let us know.
 >
 >Once again, thanks for your patronage, and all the best.
 >
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 >
 >Thanks,
 >
 >The Now! Guys
 >

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2004, 12:43:00 am »
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Originally posted by pollard:
   
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Originally posted by kosmo vinyl:
 Swearing at Motorists
would you recommend their recorded material, I have heard a lot about them, but never went as far as picking up an album [/b]
No.
 
 I have one of their CDs that I bought several years ago from DCCD and never listen to it. They need work. Or if you want, we could work a trade for something you have and don't like that I may want.

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2004, 09:56:00 am »
omygod, there's nothing left in metro DC to live for.  No more DCCD, no more flying saucer, no more Now!.  I just don't understand how we're supposed to survive without our record shopping fix, and NO, chain stores don't qualify.  
 
 Is it so much to ask that a city with over a million people should have a good independent record store?  Hmmm... maybe it's time for me to quit my job and...

thirsty moore

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2004, 10:26:00 am »
Someone else brought up Melody in Dupont.  That's an independent store that has a pretty good selection.

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2004, 10:46:00 am »
Melody, which I've been frequenting more since DCCD closed, actually does have a respectable selection (recently I found Sufjan Stevens and the new Microphones live album there, and didn't expect to). However, it would be nice to have a store that has more of an indie attitude and focus, used CDs and vinyl.
 
 Once I asked the fine folks at Soundgarden if they'd ever open in the DC area, and they said they'd looked into it and the rents for the size store they wanted were just too high, even in NOVA. Alas.

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2004, 10:55:00 am »
So here's the question... where in metro DC, without owning a car (see previous threads) can one buy, say, the new Franz Ferdinand???  That's the question.  Do y'all think Melody would have it?

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2004, 10:58:00 am »
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Originally posted by chimblysweep:
  So here's the question... where in metro DC, without owning a car (see previous threads) can one buy, say, the new Franz Ferdinand???  That's the question.  Do y'all think Melody would have it?
CD whorehouse in Georgetown probably has it. They are good with UK imports, but nits likely to be over $20. Cdwow.net has it for $16.

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2004, 10:59:00 am »
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Originally posted by mark e smith:
  CD whorehouse in Georgetown probably has it. They are good with UK imports, but nits likely to be over $20. Cdwow.net has it for $16.
i believe it came out in the us today, no need to buy an import version

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2004, 11:01:00 am »
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Originally posted by mark e smith:
   
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Originally posted by chimblysweep:
  So here's the question... where in metro DC, without owning a car (see previous threads) can one buy, say, the new Franz Ferdinand???  That's the question.  Do y'all think Melody would have it?
CD whorehouse in Georgetown probably has it. They are good with UK imports, but nits likely to be over $20. Cdwow.net has it for $16. [/b]
I think part of the point is that some of us don't want to have to order online or buy at a chain... we want to support our friendly local scenester store, you know?